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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (64): Damsel Distressed


Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Mache
Publication Date: October 14, 2014

H    ot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters' story. Those girls don't get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing 
          Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.
          When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.
While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.
          And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.
          Enhance the experience with the companion soundtrack, Imogen Unlocked, by the author's band, Wedding Day Rain.
A heroine that isn't skinny? In a fairy tale retelling? Did I die? Is this what heaven's library looks like? Cannot wait for this book to come out not just for the fairytale-retelling twist but because the heroine actually seems very relatable and the story seems like it has some reality to it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (62): Trust Me, I'm Lying



Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.
          Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.
          But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.
A book about teenage thieves? Sign me up! I'm so excited about another book about heists and teenage thieves! October is so far away!